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A Night at the Opera ()


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A sly business manager and the wacky friends of two opera singers in Italy help them achieve success in America while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

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Otis B. Driftwood
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Fiorello
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Tomasso
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Rosa Castaldi
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Riccardo Barone
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Rudolfo Lassparri (as Walter King)
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Herman Gottlieb (as Siegfried Rumann)
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Mrs. Claypool
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Ship's Captain
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Police Sergeant Henderson (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrique Acosta ...
Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Harry Adams ...
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Allen ...
Doorman (uncredited)
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Dungeon Guard (uncredited)
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Dignitary (uncredited)
Marion Bell ...
Lady looking for 'Aunt Minnie' (uncredited)
Edna Bennett ...
Maid (uncredited)
Dolly Blackburn ...
Little Girl watching Harpo playing (uncredited)
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Ship's Officer (uncredited)
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Backstage Guest (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Man on Dock (uncredited)
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Immigration Inspector (uncredited)
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Ship Passenger (uncredited)
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Louisa (uncredited)
Ettore Campana ...
Bit in 'I Pagliacci' (uncredited)
Nina Campana ...
Bit in 'I Pagliacci' (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
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Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Alex Chivra ...
Shipboard Cook (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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First Porter (uncredited)
Gennaro Curci ...
Doorman (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ...
Stagehand (uncredited)
Olga Dane ...
Azucena in "Il Trovatore" (uncredited)
Bill Days ...
Singer in Chorus (uncredited)
Mario Dominici ...
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Aviator (uncredited)
Manuel Emanuel ...
Bit in 'I Pagliacci' (uncredited)
Fanchon ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Tom Ferrandini ...
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ...
Bit in 'I Pagliacci' (uncredited)
Harry Fleischmann ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Otto Fries ...
Otto - Elevator Operator (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
Alexander Giglio ...
Bit in 'I Pagliacci' (uncredited)
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Orchestra Member Asking Fiorello Not to Play Piano (uncredited)
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Police Captain (uncredited)
Helen Grayco ...
Girl watching Chico play Piano (uncredited)
Julia Griffith ...
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Stage Manager in Opera Box Who Announces Gottlieb's Disappearance (uncredited)
Ben Hall ...
Stagehand (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ...
Stagehand (uncredited)
Lew Hicks ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Luther Hoobyar ...
Ruiz (uncredited)
Art Howard ...
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Rodolfo Hoyos ...
Count di Luna (uncredited)
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Committeeman (uncredited)
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Committeeman (uncredited)
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Driftwood's Dining Companion (uncredited)
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ...
Engineer's Assistant (uncredited)
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Committeeman (uncredited)
Tandy MacKenzie ...
Tenor in 'Di quella pira' (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney ...
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ...
Second Porter (uncredited)
Marco ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Ship Officer / Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ...
Opera Doorman (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Manager's Assistant (uncredited)
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Dignitary (uncredited)
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Opera Spectator (uncredited)
George Nardelli ...
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Field Norton ...
Manager's Assistant (uncredited)
Alex Novinsky ...
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
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Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Gene O'Brien ...
Piano scene with Harpo (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
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Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Inez Palange ...
Maid (uncredited)
Claude Payton ...
Police Captain (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Policeman at opera (uncredited)
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Committee Man (uncredited)
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Carriage Driver (uncredited)
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Mayor (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
Rita ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ...
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Milton Royce ...
Ship Passenger / Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Rubin ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Annette Ruderman ...
Girl in Ballroom (uncredited)
Alexander Schoenberg ...
Violinist in Orchestra (uncredited)
Earl Seaman ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Backstage Guest (uncredited)
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Aviator (uncredited)
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Fortune Teller (uncredited)
Bruce Sidney ...
Ship Passenger / Opera Spectator (uncredited)
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Committeeman (uncredited)
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Ship's Steward (uncredited)
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Opera Conductor (uncredited)
Count Stefenelli ...
Man at Launch (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Ludovico Tomarchio ...
Bit in 'I Pagliacci' (uncredited)
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Sign Painter (uncredited)
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Shipboard Dinner Party Guest / Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Harry 'Zoup' Welsh ...
Ship's Steward (uncredited)
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Aviator (uncredited)
James J. Wolf ...
Ferrando in 'Il Trovatore' (uncredited)
Frank Yaconelli ...
Engineer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Wood
Edmund Goulding ... (uncredited)

Written by

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George S. Kaufman ... (screen play) and
Morrie Ryskind ... (screen play)
 
James Kevin McGuinness ... (from a story by)
 
Buster Keaton ... () (uncredited)
 
Al Boasberg ... (additional dialogue) (uncredited)
 
Bert Kalmar ... (draft) (uncredited)
 
George Oppenheimer ... () (uncredited)
 
Robert Pirosh ... (draft) (uncredited)
 
Harry Ruby ... (draft) (uncredited)
 
George Seaton ... (draft) (uncredited)
 
Carey Wilson ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Irving Thalberg ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Herbert Stothart

Cinematography by

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Merritt B. Gerstad ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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William LeVanway ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons

Makeup Department

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Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lesley Selander ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ben Carré ... associate art director (as Ben Carre)
Edwin B. Willis ... associate art director
Harry Albiez ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director
James Brock ... sound mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Michael Steinore ... sound editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Vincent Lawler ... stunt double: harpo marx (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Allen ... electrician (uncredited)
Pop Arnold ... key grip (uncredited)
A. Lindsley Lane ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Floyd Porter ... gaffer (uncredited)
William Riley ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Tanner ... still photographer (uncredited)
Arnold Webster ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dolly Tree ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Wayne Allen ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Lamkoff ... vocal coach (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin ... music recordist (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Taylor ... vocal coach: chorus (uncredited)
Jack Virgil ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Harold Zweifel ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Chester Hale ... dances by
Howard Dietz ... publicist (uncredited)
George S. Kaufman ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Enrico Ricardi ... whistling double: Harpo Marx (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Marx Brothers take on high society. Two lovers who are both in opera are prevented from being together by the man's lack of acceptance as an operatic tenor. Pulling several typical Marx Brothers' stunts, they arrange for the normal tenor to be absent so that the young lover can get his chance. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines "The Marx Bros. are three of our foremost comedians...my wife can tell you the name of the fourth." says Eddie Cantor. (Print Ad-Lewiston Daily Sun, ((Lewiston, Me.)) 28 December 1935) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Une nuit à l'opéra (France)
  • Skandal in der Oper (Germany)
  • Una nit a l'òpera (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Una noche en la ópera (Spain)
  • Mia nyhta stin opera (Greece)
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  • 96 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,956,700

Did You Know?

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Trivia In exasperation after several attempts to have Groucho Marx read one of his lines in the manner director Sam Wood had requested, Wood exclaimed, "I guess you just can't make an actor out of clay." Groucho Marx instantly responded, "Nor a director out of Wood." See more »
Goofs When Tomasso plays the harp, the sound is briefly out of sync a couple of times. This is due to the fact that Harpo Marx always recorded his harp music in a studio and then synched during the shoot. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Episode #1.5 (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Il Trovatore: Di quella pira See more »
Quotes Otis B. Driftwood: It's all right, that's in every contract. That's what they call a sanity clause.
[Fiorello laughs loudly]
Fiorello: You can't fool me! There ain't no Sanity Claus!
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